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Blue Textured Fishtail

You guys, I have gone and dug out my textured polishes! It has been probably a year (or longer?) since I last used a textured polish as anything more than an accent dot. I forgot how glittery they are. But I am not looking forward to removing this mani!!

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I had also forgotten how much fun it is to do gradients with textured polish. because they are 50% glitter, it is mostly the glitter and not the pigment that transfers in the gradient. So, thinks ends up shiner and slightly lighter in color than intended, but super textured! I couldn’t stop running my fingers over my nails while I wore this mani.

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This might also be one of my more recent striping tape manis that has actually WORKED. I feel like my last few were wrongly positioned on one or more nails and this isn’t 🙂 it is also likely the last tape mani you will see for a while since I not have enough time to play with tape while in the hospital!

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Colors:
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Teal textured: Julie G – Sleigh Ride
~ Blue textured: Zoya – Sunshine

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I hope you enjoyed this brief non-stamping design interlude…we basically go right back to stamping on Wednesday! I just didn’t have time for much else :-/

Winter Leaves

Grey leaves for winter! This was inspired by Christabellnails although her leaves were better! Also, I was bored with the solid grey nails so I added leave veins with textured polish.

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I need to stop trying to paint full-veined leaves on my fingers. I’ve done it maybe 3 times this year and it never works out right!

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Also, I can’t wait for snow. Its finally started falling below freezing in Philly, so maybe we won’t get a repeat of the craziness that was last year (when it was 80 degrees outside on Christmas). Then again, its currently freezing rain here, so maybe I take it back…

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Colors
~ White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
~ Grey: NYC – Sidewalkers
~ Dark grey: Sinful Colors – Muse
~ Textured black: OPI – Emotions
~ Textured grey: Zoya – London
~ Textured silver: OPI – It’s Frosty Outside

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Hope you enjoyed!

Reveal through Teal

Lines! Lots of lines. I had been doing too much free-handing and water marble (and stamping) so we are back on tape for today! And teal. Because I love teal.

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This simple bit of nail art was somewhat jointly inspired by @noemihk and @nailsofjessiek. Lots of people with the same idea!

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I don’t have a large chunky holo but I DO have a silver textured finish polish, so I improvised! It looks rather cool I think.

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Colors
~ Dark teal: Zoya – Cecilia
~ Teal: Zoya – Wednesday
~ Light teal: Maybelline – Green with Envy
~ Silver: OPI – It’s Frosty Outside

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Oddly, I was wearing this on one hand in conjunction with the post thats going up on Friday (this was on my left hand, the Friday post was on my right hand) and the response to both was really varied! I liked this better (you’ll see why, it has COLOR) but most people disagreed with me!

Tower Sunset

Every time I try to do something with this color scheme I overdo it. Orange-red-purple is pretty. Gold-orange-red-pink-purple is just too much and you lose the colors! Oops.

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This was loosely inspired by Lucy’s Stash. Although my polishes have more glitter in them and so are more silvery and less saturated, sadly!

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I think I’m going to call this a quasi-fail. It just doesn’t look right to me. I wanted to use textured polishes but really I should know better than to do a gradient (unless it is over another color with tape or something). Oops!

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Colors
~ Gold: Zoya – Solange
~ Light orange: Julie G – Tangerine Dream
~ Orange: Julie G – Sugar Rush
~ Red: Julie G – Hot Cinnamon
~ Pink: Julie G – Crushed Candy
~ Purple: Julie G – Sugar Plum Fairy
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black

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This was also a pain to remove. Darn you textured! I even used a peel-off base (aka elmers glue) but it still took forever.

Lava Nails

I really HATE yellow. The color makes me think of sick and sadness. I guess thats what happens when you’re mildly synesthetic? Anyway. So, today was yellow day, and I had to come up with something cool DESPITE the color requirement! I ran into an awesome mani by Dutchnailss and decided to follow her wonderful youtube tutorial!

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For all that I had to start by painting my nails yellow, this does look cool. Lava! Volcanoes! EXPLOSIONS! And making the rock textured was rather genius of Dutchnailss.

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Colors
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Black textured: OPI – Emotions

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Maybe one day I’ll actually use acrylic paint and not polish for everything, and manage to get super tiny lines. That day is not today!

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Hope you enjoyed! Today’s nails ended up with a color scheme remarkably smilier to yesterdays, go figure!

 

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Puce Floral

I had a formal meeting with my thesis committee, and so I wanted my nails to look appropriately presentable. This is what I came up with! The design was inspired by Nails by Joha, although she did hers in pink! The closest color I could find to my lightest pink textured polish was more of a dark taupe, so here we go!

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I actually REALLY like this mani. It’s pretty but somewhat subtle. I don’t know if I would consider it work-appropriate, but I would probably try anyway. Luckily, my lab doesn’t care what I wear on my nails 99.8% of the time!

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Colors
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ Taupe: Zoya – Rue
~ Pink: ULTA – Baby Doll
~ Pink textured: OPI – Make Him Mine
~ Light green: Essie – The More The Merrier
~ Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green

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I also think I’ve gotten much better at roses. These are identifiable! Go me 😀

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Hope you enjoyed!!

Tick Tock

I wanted to show off the gold caviar beads that I got to review from Lady Queen Beauty, and I wandered on this awesome nail art by Baroquen Nails. Her title is perfect…its the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland!

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This was a simple mani, but rather time-consuming because as much as I love caviar beads, they are a pain in the butt! Mostly because they are hard to manipulate before the polish you are placing them on is dry.

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I started with a white base on most nails (except obviously the gold textured ones!), and then stamped over it. The nail with the clock had the clock section covered by tape during the stamping, so it remained white. All that was left was painting the clock face and adding the beads!

Colors
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Gold: Zoya – Solange
~ Stamp: Bundle Monster – 201

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This was a lot of fun! I love how many beads came with the Lady Queen set, I’m not afraid of playing with them because I won’t run out for a long while!

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If you want to pick up the caviar beads yourself, you can find them here for $3.09, plus 15% off with my discount code: BPLC15. Hope you enjoyed!

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